A few years ago, I pretty much dropped out of everything but running my startup, BuysideFX. That’s now over ;^( and now I’m itching to get back to investing in early stage companies. But I’m rusty. Real rusty. When I was running BuysideFX, I felt a duty to my investors not to be wasting … More My 5 Step Program to Regain My Investing Chops
Continuing my recent onslaught on articles about angel syndicates. (Last one before I go back to hibernation.) Here is my dream wish list for the ultimate angel investing vehicle. The Killer Angel Vehicle combines the best of institutional asset management with ease of shopping on Amazon. Let’s have an instrument that delivers filtering, scale, governance, diversification, … More Angel Heaven: Building the Ultimate Syndicate Vehicle
Wayne is IN! And I’m thrilled to be along for the ride. Details below. Let’s start with some non-controversial startup investment logic: 1) Critical elements to successful startup investing are staying on top of technology trends and having access to good deals 2) Smart entrepreneurs seek out as advisors/investors those successful role models who … More It’s Wayne’s World! Party On, Excellent Syndicate!
As hinted in the previous post, I’m changing tactics, even though I haven’t changed startup investing philosophy. I’m cutting down the pace of individual company investments at least by half and probably more, even though I’m increasing the overall total of the investments (courtesy of @Crashlytics and Twitter). The difference: I’m farming out the work. … More Why I’m Switching Over to @AngelList Syndicates
Ben Yoskovitz has cranked up his Instigator Blog, and you can tell it’s a hit by the people reading and commenting, like early stage investors Dharmesh Shah, Fred Destin of Atlas, Mark MacLeod of Real Ventures, and Helge Seetzen of Tandem Launch. This week Ben wrote a retrospective on his first 9 months as an angel … More New Angel Blogger: Yosko!
For those of you who love to eat, like to cook, and dislike or don’t have time to shop in the market, fasten your seatbelts. Or perhaps loosen your waistbelts. And angels, get ready to loosen the checkbook. Got a new favorite. I’m fond of TechStars companies (it is such a great filter, with acceptance … More Plated–(My Favorite Due Diligence Ever)
Apologies for having fallen off the blogging wagon in the last year. I’ve also slowed down the angel investing pace–a little bit because of valuations, but mostly because I’m running another startup, BuysideFX which takes up all my attention. (I’ll tell the story about how I decided to fund that later when we have something big to … More My Favorite Angel Investor I Don’t Know
I co-authored a piece with Dharmesh Shah on 21 Tips for Companies Raising Money from AngelList. Check it out on the OnStartups.com blog. It’s a companion piece to the article from two days ago on the big four benefits for angels on using AngelList. Forgive the lack of links, I’m typing this for the first … More Even More on AngelList